When we founded blekko, we decided to find a new playbook to launch and grow our search startup. We deliberately avoided playing into the old hype of being called a "Google killer". We also resolved to work with other search startups, especially ones that shared our conviction to eliminate webspam.
So I'm pleased to announce blekko's first search partnership, with fellow search startup DuckDuckGo. When DuckDuckGo users search on a term which matches one of blekko's seven auto-fired slashtag categories, DuckDuckGo users will see results from blekko. (The seven auto-fired slashtag categories are health, colleges, autos, personal finance, lyrics, recipes and hotels.
As part of this partnership Blekko users will have access to DuckDuckGo’s "Zero-Click Info" on a site-by-site basis. Zero-Click Info helps users find the most relevant information on sites and search terms without having to click on search results.
We’re happy to work with Gabriel and the team at DuckDuckGo. And not just because we both have weird names. It’s because we can kill spam a lot faster working together than we can working against each other. :-)
Blekko Partners Up With Search Engine DuckDuckGo (TechCrunch)
DuckDuckGo/blekko search partnership (GabrielWeinberg.com)
Blekko and DuckDuckGo Launch Search Partnership (BusinessWire)
Blekko Announce's its first Partnership (Marksonland)